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Musgrave's Dodge Ram wins truck race at Lowe's Motor Speedway BILL LESTER (No. 8 Dodge Motorsports Dodge Ram) - Finished 15th "That's not what we wanted. I've never cut so much grass in my life. I'd get up underneath somebody and lost all the...

Musgrave's Dodge Ram wins truck race at Lowe's Motor Speedway

BILL LESTER (No. 8 Dodge Motorsports Dodge Ram) - Finished 15th

"That's not what we wanted. I've never cut so much grass in my life. I'd get up underneath somebody and lost all the air off the rear and went around. The second time I was low and Schrader was high, and he cut down and chopped me and the next thing I know I was cutting the grass again. It was a long evening, but we learned something out there and we know we were fast. We're going to get one of these. Everything considered we'll take 15th."

CHAD CHAFFIN (No. 18 Dickies Racing Dodge Ram) - Finished 8th

"We had fifth place locked up, and I'm going to blame the driver a little bit. Then they had that caution and I got greedy on the restart. If I had just protected my spot I think we would have come home fifth. It was just a mistake on my part. That Dodge and the Arrington horsepower was unreal. If we'd had that thing handling right we could have won. Ted had his truck handling right, and Bobby was good. Bobby beat me on the last lap. I tried to run him up in the wall and he wouldn't let me. Whenever we get out there and practice, he doesn't like for me to be ahead of him. The guys made great adjustments tonight and we had a lot of fun."

JASON LEFFLER (No. 2 Team ASE/Carquest Racing Dodge Ram) - Finished 21st

"I just ran over something there at the end and got a flat tire. The truck was awesome. The guys did a great job. It's a brand new truck, so we'll just shine it up and take it to Texas. We made up our lap, and I thought we'd finally got a little luck, but it didn't work out for us. The guys did an awesome job. We're really working good as a team. We're really a lot better than we were at the beginning of the year. We're looking forward to all the races coming up."

BRENDAN GAUGHAN (No. 62 American Racing Wheel/Orleans Dodge Ram) - Finished 2nd

"I just overshot my pit. I don't know what the hell I was doing. It was stupid. Shane kept me calm. He said just come back around and we'll fix it. Somebody told me we were 30th. We made it where we could adjust it. NASCAR threw the first yellow. We got to adjust. Harvick blocked me. I went all the way to the bottom of the track. It kind of bummed me out. Green-white-checkered every year.

"I was told we were faster, but there weren't enough laps to catch him. When the yellow came out, the first thing I said was, 'man I love the Craftsman Truck Series.' We get a green-white-checkered. We feel we have to prove ourselves every week because we're based in Las Vegas. We're not the top Dodge team.

"Ted got loose and I was laughing until I saw his Mopar bumper in front of me. We had a great truck tonight. It was a black truck. American Racing has been my sponsor since I was 15. This is the first time they've been my primary. It was awesome having this crowd. It's an honor to be at this track. I wish I could have brought a win home for this Orleans Dodge team.

"I was counting the winner's check. I was ready to go. The reason I'm still trying to chase him is because he's been here a long time and he is the man in the Craftsman Truck Series.

"Ted Musgrave is one of the best in this series week in and week out. That was a hell of a restart, and Dodge finished 1-2. The Orleans team worked their tails off. They're awesome. I love these guys. I think we had something for Ted the whole time. It was a hell of a finish.

"This is the best show no matter what track we're at. Some of the best racing in NASCAR is right here."

BOBBY HAMILTON (No. 4 Square D Dodge Ram) - Finished 7th

"We got pretty good there at the end. We had to play catch up and we didn't pull enough gear, but we elected to do that. We didn't know how many rpm's we'd turn, so we thought it was best to play it safe and pull a high gear. That's the first time we haven't finished in the top five this year, but we finished in the top 10. My goal was to finish in the top five in every race, and it was possible tonight if the caution hadn't caught us. We were faster than three or four trucks in front of us, but the cautions got us."

-dodge motorsports-

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Series NASCAR Truck
Drivers Ted Musgrave